Another school year has started here in the great state of Kentucky... While I mourn the passing of summer break like pretty much everyone else, I am very excited about this year. This is my third year at this school and as I've mentioned before, I work with amazing colleagues and students, and my bad days here are better than good days at my previous school. Even so, I've had a hard time getting back into the swing of things. I think a lot of it is due to the exhaustion of getting up super early, coming home to two small children by myself (my husband is a football coach and gets home at their bedtime most nights), and trying to run my website after my children go to bed. I'm hanging in there, but I have a feeling a personal day may be on the horizon before too long!
With my world turning just a little faster these days, it's been tough to communicate with you guys as often as I'd like to. I'm still around, though, so feel free to contact me if you have specific questions that have not been covered in my Frequently Asked Questions or another blog post. You can always search the site using the search bar on the top right corner to see if I've already discussed your question elsewhere. I am happy to hear from you any time, of course, but using the search function will make my response time just a little faster.
Speaking of response time, I do check email every night when I get home. Some nights are a little later than others, though, and I have to put my children in bed by myself most nights during football season, so please keep that in mind when you are sending a message. I should respond within 24 hours. I am generally very efficient when it comes to email responses, but on the off chance you don't get a response within 48 hours, please message me again because I might have missed the first one.
Be on the lookout for Elementary Librarian Podcast #3: Why I Love Library Centers. I will launch it on Monday. Did you know you can listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes? By subscribing, you will never miss an episode, and you can listen right on your phone or other device. You can also listen on Stitcher. You'll want to make sure to listen to the whole 3rd podcast, because I'm giving away a very exciting prize and I explain out how you can have a chance to win on that podcast!
Also, make sure you are signed up for the Elementary Librarian email list. I have started sending out free email subscriber exclusive content in every email message, so be sure to open each message so you won't miss out on some cool free stuff.
If you are already back in school, I hope you are having a great first month! If you're not back in school yet, think of the rest of us while you're hanging out by the pool!
I have some very exciting things planned for the podcast and the website soon! Stay tuned. 🙂